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DLA Piper LLP (US)

ONE ATLANTIC CENTER, 1201 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, SUITE 2800, ATLANTA, GA 30309-3450, USA
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Work +1 404 736 7800
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Joseph Silver

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate and Private Equity Funds

Position

Managing Partner, Atlanta Office

Career

Joey Silver is a corporate and private equity lawyer with an international practice focused on representing private equity funds, venture capital funds and corporations with investments, mergers and acquisitions and corporate matters.

Joey has extensive experience serving as outside general counsel to technology and healthcare companies, including providing guidance on structuring and negotiating common and preferred stock investments, joint ventures, public/private and private/private mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. He works with institutional investors in fund formation and the purchase, sale and financing of their portfolio companies.

As counsel to numerous technology and healthcare companies and other growing businesses, Joey advises clients on various legal and business matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, capitalization, equity compensation, capital raising and customer contracts.

Joey is a member of the Firm's Policy Committee and a member of the Leadership Committee of the US Private Equity practice.

Recent Representative M&A Transactions:

-Counsel to numerous VC and PE-backed companies in mergers and acquisitions ranging in price from less than $10 million to over $700 million

-Counsel to several public technology companies in implementing acquisition strategies in different industries, including software, consumer products, insurance, transportation, electronic trading, healthcare IT and healthcare services

Recent Representative Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions:

-Counsel to technology, healthcare and life sciences companies in more than 100 recent issuances of equity and debt securities

-Counsel to private equity funds, venture capital funds and corporate, strategic and angel investors in more than 100 recent financing transactions

-Represented institutional investors in the formation of private equity funds and venture capital funds, along with numerous associated portfolio company investments and acquisitions

Education

JD, University of Georgia School of Law; BA, Vanderbilt University


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

Part of the firm’s wider IP and technology department, DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘excellent’ and ‘incredibly responsive’ practice covers commercial contracts, as well as franchising and distribution matters. In Atlanta, franchising and distribution group chair Richard Greenstein led advice to CircusTrix in its acquisition of Rockin’ Jump. In San Diego, commercial contracts group head Mark Lehberg and Jeff Baglio acted for Qualcomm in its $3bn joint venture with TDK. Silicon Valley-based Jeffrey Aronson and Atlanta-based Joseph Silver were engaged by Endgame regarding various strategic agreements with Accenture. Other clients include Catalina, Roark Capital Group and EagleView Technologies.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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